Britney vs. Spears on Netflix
The Britney Spears documentary promises explosive revelations — but things are brewing behind the scenes
The new Netflix documentary “Britney vs. Spears” promises explosive revelations about the singer’s guardianship. But after the first trailer was released, there was already criticism.
Everyone knows her story, but behind the scenes of Britney Spears’ custody, drama has been unfolding for more than a decade that few know about. Britney herself revealed some sides in court in June, and now Netflix is following up on the “Britney v. Spears” documentary.
Netflix Documentary: “Britney vs. Spears”
A first trailer promises new details. “Nobody wanted to talk. Until they did,” he says out loud. There is talk of leaked classified documents. It appears that Netflix has already gotten a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes look, which was previously denied. But hopes that Britney would be involved in the production are likely to be disappointed. “This is another unauthorized documentary without her blessing or involvement,” a source told Page Six.
Director Erin Lee Carr also confirmed in an interview that she had not spoken to Spears. “I’ve always hoped and dreamed, wished and prayed to the documentary gods,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “I kept trying to contact her, but I had to accept that it was very unlikely that it would ever happen,” she explained.
She was not involved
Spurs’ decision is not surprising. In May, the singer commented on other documentaries about her and her life. “There have been so many documentaries about me this year with other people’s opinions of my life. What can I say… I feel so flattered! These documentaries are so hypocritical… They critique the media and then do the same,” Spears wrote on Instagram for a getaway. Video of himself dancing.
“I don’t know any of you, but I’m happy to remind you all that although I’ve had some pretty rough times in my life, I’ve had a lot of great times in my life and unfortunately, my friends and I think the world is more interested in the negatives.” She asked her fans, “Shouldn’t this work and society revolve around the future? Why am I highlighting the most negative and traumatic times in my life since ages ago?”
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Spears’ fiancé, fitness guru Sam Asghari, also doesn’t seem happy about the documentary on Netflix. Taking to Instagram, it echoed the comment made by Lady Gaga’s manager Bobby Campbell, who commented on the streaming service’s post: “How much money are third parties making from this documentary tapping into Britney’s personal story and media value? How or whether the makers Filmmakers will benefit from this documentary, or if they donate their fees to Britney’s legal defense or to legal defense funds to help those who don’t have the financial resources to fight against wrongful guardianship. Even if this is to support if Britney is released, it could be exploitative.”
As for Britney Spears, one can only hope that the documentary will help her fight for personal freedom.
Sources: “Page Six” / “Los Angeles Times”